“The Incredible War” a machine-readable edition
Potter, Paul (1939-)

edited by
Jeffrey P. Drury


Voices of Democracy
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Potter, Paul. “The Incredible War.” 17 April 1965. Tape 517A. Students for a Democratic Society Papers, 1958-1970, Wisconsin State Historical Society. Madison, Wisconsin. [=A]
Potter, Paul. March on Washington to End the War in Vietnam on April 17, 1965. New York, NY: Students for a Democratic Society, 1965. [=B]


The copy-text is Potter’s 1965 (=A), an audiotape representation of the delivered speech. This selection was based on the plausible efficacy of the delivered speech at the Sylvan Theater, Grounds of the Washington Monument, Washington D.C. The speech text follows the paragraphing of a pamphlet version of the speech published in May 1965 by the Students for a Democratic Society (=B).

Potter 1965 (=B) is followed for paragraphing, spelling, and punctuation.

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Characteristics of interpretation of this edition are as follows:
The text of this edition has been thoroughly checked and proofread.
All double quotation marks are rendered with “, all single quotation marks with apostrophe ‘.
This copy text is not subject to end-of-line hyphenation.

Departures from the Copy-Text and General Editorial Procedures: None

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Classification

17 April 1965
Students for a Democratic Society
Washington, D.C.


Potter, Paul
Student Movement–Antiwar movement
Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)
radicalism–liberalism–Vietnam War



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